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IEEE, SAE partner to develop standards for future vehicle-smart-grid technologies

SUBNET Solutions Inc | Monday, May 02, 2011

Members from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association (IEEE-SA) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recently agreed to collaborate on standards for future vehicle-to-smart-grid technologies.

The two technology standards groups will begin outlines for all smart grid technologies in relation to vehicle electrification.

IEEE currently has more than 100 smart grid standards being developed, 30 of which will affect the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology's framework and roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards. SAE, on the other hand, has developed 46 standards related to electric vehicle technology, with more than 30 currently in the works by various committees.

With these standards soon to be in place, the two groups hope future developers and consumers can seamlessly use the technologies and avoid being inhibited by safety issues or other areas of concern. The less friction involved with these technologies, the faster they can be brought to market.

NIST coordinator Dean Prochaska recently stated that global collaboration is key in order to make the smart grid as efficient as possible. 

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